Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of overpress.

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Examples

  • My friend Branch Rickey, famous baseball man, told me that he would not use a player no matter how well he hits, fields, or runs if he is guilty of “overpressing.”

    The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Everyone should work hard, but there is no virtue in overtrying or overpressing to such an extent that you do not work efficiently.

    The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Which is yet an higher declaration of an overpressing grief, than the loudest outcries.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • [Greek text] and [Greek text], of [Greek text] and [Greek text], the use of compound forms without any corresponding increase of meaning, the extended usage of the aorist, the wider sphere of the accusative, and many similar indications of later Greek -- all these were so far known to us as to exercise a cautionary influence on our revision, and to prevent us overpressing the meaning of words and forms that had lost their original definiteness.

    Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture

  • "The letter delivered, and the answer in thy hands, return, to me as speedily as may be, without overpressing men or steeds.

    The White Ladies of Worcester A Romance of the Twelfth Century

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